Elina Bagga Informative Speech Outline SP 211 07/19/2010 Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the controversy over the Arizona Bill SB1070. Strategic Order: Topical Main Points: I. Arizona passed a new law which grants the local police greater authority to check the immigration status of people they stop. II. The controversy is whether the Justice Department, Immigration Advocates, and citizens believe this law is unconstitutional. III. States, elected officials and United States citizens support the new Arizona Bill SB1070.
INTRODUCTION Everyone look to their left; now look to your right. Chances are one of the students besides you is an immigrant to the Unites States. In 2008, according to the New York Times there were 11. 9 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Although several laws exist to control the illegal immigration problem in the United States, it is still a growing concern in several states. On April. 23, 2010, the toughest bill on illegal immigration was passed in the state of Arizona.
This is a particular sensitive matter to me as well as many other Americans because I too immigrated to the United States of America when I was three years old. Controversy over the bills constitutional standing has led to a lawsuit by the United States Justice Department questioning the bill and its fairness. Currently there are at least nine states backing the Arizona Bill, and according to the CBS and New York Times poll 51% of people are saying the bill is taking the right approach. ( she said I need to preview the main points in the introduction) (Transition: First I would like to focus on what the new Arizona Bill SB1070 is. BODY I. Arizona passed a new law which grants the local police greater authority to check the legal status of people they stop. A. Although there are similar laws that exist, the circumstances of this law are more extreme. 1. On April 23, Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Bill SB1070 on illegal immigration in Arizona which will take effect on July 29. a. The Arizona Bill requires police to check the immigration status of anyone they think is in the country illegally as well as it being a state crime to not carry immigration papers. b.
People who fail to carry immigration documents is a crime and gives the police the power to detain anyone who they suspect of being in the country illegally. (Transition: So you may wonder what are the controversies surrounding this bill are. ) II. The controversy is whether the Justice Department, Immigration Advocates, and citizens believe this law is unconstitutional. A. The passage of the new Arizona Bill has sparked outrage throughout the United States. 1. The United States Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the new immigration law on July 6. . The United States Justice Department will argue that the federal law must take procedure over the state law. b. The federal immigration law determines whether a person is an alien. As well as the rights, duties, and obligations associated with being an alien in the United States. c. The United States Justice Department believes that the Arizona State law is promoting racial stereotyping and profiling which will also interfere with federal immigration priorities and policies. 2.
The American Civil Liberties Union, along with many other leading rights groups filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Bill in May. a. The civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), National Immigration Law Center, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People believe that the law is unconstitutional. . Also, civil liberties are being questioned because of the new Arizona Bill. For those who aren’t aware, civil liberties according to Wikipedia are rights, priveleges, and immunities held by all Americans. They are rights and freedoms that protect an individual from the state. Common civil liberties include the rights of people, freedom of religion and freedom of speech, and additionally, the right to due process, to a trial, to own property, and to privacy. c.
Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center argues that, “States planning to follow in Arizona’s misguided footsteps should take note: the United States cannot and should not allow immigrants and communities of color to be targets of hateful racial profiling legislation that puts their civil liberties on the line. We are pleased to see that the government has exercised its legal right to protect the rights of those within its borders and ensure that federal issues remain squarely in the federal domain. ” d.
In addition, many Latino groups have announced the law as racial profiling specifically towards Hispanics. 3. The Arizona Bill also affects the Latin American Political relationship. a. A poll taken recently by the Pew Research Center show% of Mexicans viewed the United States favorable compared to 66% before the Arizona Bill was passed. B. The technicalities of the law and whether the law is constitutional are debatable. 1. States oppose the Arizona Bill and do not want to adopt the controversial immigration law including California, Colorado, and Oklahoma. . Republican and Democratic officials may have many different views but can relate to being against the Arizona Bill. a. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado and Governor Brad Henry of Oklahoma have all argued against the new Bill. b. Aaron McLear, a spokesman for Arnold Schwarzenegger, said the governor “does not support the Arizona law” and that “the only real solution is for the federal government to produce a comprehensive immigration policy for the entire country. ” C.
This Arizona Bill on immigration has affected people all throughout the United States. 1. According to a New York Times poll, thirty-six percent say the law goes too far. a. One in two Americans say it is “very likely that the law will lead to police officers detaining people of certain racial or ethnic groups more frequently than other racial or ethnic groups. ” (Transition: This bill is not only opposed by many, but is also in favored be many. ) III. States, elected officials and United States citizens support the new Arizona Bill SB1070. A.
The majority of Americans support the law and the idea of the states enforcing the immigration laws stricter. ( She said I need to change this :/) help me out 1. Supporters of the new law argue that it’s the states right to protect its own citizens from the effects of illegal immigration according to the Grassroots America We the People (GAWTP), a political action committee. a. According to New York Times poll fifty one percent of people believe that the law is on the right path along with nine percent of people who say that the law is not enough to help.
B. There are at least nine states that are in support of the controversial bill. 1. Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands are in support of the Arizona Bill and are considering in making similar bills. CONCLUSION In conclusion, we should all treat this topic with extreme caution and take into consideration that the United States was developed and built by immigrants. The Arizona Bill also affects the Latin American political relationships.
A poll taken recently shows that 44% of Mexicans viewed the United States favorably compared to 66% before the Arizona Bill was passed. This new bill also gives the state the authority to carry out federal policy which can be problematic and cause a conflict of interest. In all, we as Americans in this free country should take into consideration how illegal immigrants have helped and how a majority of us, especially in new York have a friend or relative that may be here illegally. all wrong lol…. BIBLIOGRAPHY Montopoli, Brian. “Poll: Majority Backs Arizona Immigration Bill. ” CBS News 03 May 2010. CBSnews. com. Web. 18 July 2010 Archibold, Randal C. “Justice Dept. Will Fight Arizona on Immigration. ” New York Times 18 June 2010. Newyorktimes. com. Web. 13 July 2010 Spencer, Jean. “Several Governors Come Out Against Arizona Law. ” Wall Street Journal 30 April 2010. Wallstreetjournal. com. Web. 16 July 2010 “Civil Liberties. ” Wikipedia. 2009 ed. Print.